Saturday, July 07, 2007

a tumbleweed grew through a bone

I pulled a tumbleweed (a babyish one, less than a foot high, still very soft) out of my flowerbed. I just pulled it out, like I pull any weeds out, and a bone came with it, straight across, like a bow tie. It's lying on an 8.5 x 14" paper, and you can click to see the larger images.







It's not a stunning big deal, but I thought it was an interesting New Mexico thing to share. Something unusual and a littel exotic...

4 comments:

Deanne said...

What's buried in your backyard?! :O LOL

DaikiniCrossroads ~Crystal~ said...

Only a New Mexican would get a kick out of a tumbleweed growing from a bone. I FIND IT fascinating! BG Those darn things can grow almost anywhere!

Jennifer said...

I had no idea that a tumbleweed could grow through a bone! I think it's cool. I wonder if other plants can do that. I'll have to show my son the pictures, he likes both growing things and bones -- wonder what he'll say about this?

Sandra Dodd said...

Click for close-ups. The seed was next to the bone, and the root grew into a crack and then through the marrow and out the end of the bone. It didn't go right through the hard boniness of the bone.